Foundations of Faith

Foundations of Faith

Statement 1: The Bible

The Church of God (Seventh Day) has always taught, in various forms, “The Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, is God’s inspired Word. Inerrant in its original writing, the Bible is the only authoritative and … Read the rest

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Biblical Authority

Biblical Authority

The statement of faith, published by the Church of God (Seventh Day) as This We Believe, states, “. . . the Bible is the only authoritative . . . rule of faith and conduct for humanity.” This isn’t just … Read the rest

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This We Believe

This We Believe

A journey begins through our statements of faith. The following excerpts are taken from This We Believe: Teachings of the Church of God (Seventh Day).

 

We recognize that Christianity is marked by diversity in understanding and doctrine. Our … Read the rest

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Current Issue

Current Issue

The January-February 2018 issue of the Bible Advocate is now available.

Read it online now, or download the PDF in English or Spanish.… Read the rest

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The Great Commission

The Great Commission

The three stages of Transforming Vision into Reality (TVR) are Jesus as our Savior (justification), Jesus as our Lord (sanctification), and the Great Commission (loving obedience). The Holy Spirit transforms our vision into reality as we focus on Jesus (Stages … Read the rest

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Choosing Goodness

Choosing Goodness

The apostle Paul spoke to the Romans of the “goodness and severity of God” (Romans 11:22). These are in response to spiritual choices. He said that those who stayed faithful and built their lives on God himself could expect blessings, … Read the rest

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Living With the End in Mind

Living With the End in Mind

A never-ending angelic choir concert: This was the scene that played in my little brother’s mind when he heard the words “eternity with Christ.” Far from being an enticing prospect, this was actually closer to his greatest nightmare. In his … Read the rest

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Living in Captivity

Living in Captivity

As a believer, do you ever feel displaced? I do. I grew up in a small American town where God was honored. Most people went to church. The media disallowed profanity and immorality. We respected the President whether we liked … Read the rest

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Let’s Take Another Look

Let’s Take Another Look

From the 1920s through the 1980s, many students of prophecy in the Church of God taught that the second coming of Jesus Christ and the battle of Armageddon were inseparable. Further, they taught that when the state of Israel declared … Read the rest

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The Mystery of Glory

The Mystery of Glory

The wonder and mystery of the central gospel message — salvation in Christ — is conveyed throughout the pages of the Bible using six p’s: poetry, prophecy, prose, preaching, praise, and parable.

While perusing Scripture, we may find ourselves … Read the rest

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